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Endurance Series – Big Service Pack 1 Preview Batch

Endurance Series – Big Service Pack 1 Preview Batch

Enduracers have released a big batch of new previews of the upcoming Service Pack 1 for their Endurance Series mod for rFactor.

The new previews show all new cars the pack will introduce in action as the new models can be seen mixing and mingling with the already available cars on various tracks.

The first service pack will be introducing several new models to Endurance Series, including the Peugeot 908 and Audi R10 diesel sports cars, the Acura ARX-01 & Porsche RS Spyder Evo LMP2 challengers, the Saleen S7R and the Ferrari F430.

  • http://simscreens.blogspot.com 6e66o

    Looks good.

    So the lightflare shader will be included in this update?

  • DeDios

    Seems yes :happy:

    Stunning shots as usual!

  • http://historicgt.8.forumer.com Rantam

    Yes! this is one of my fav non-classic cars related mods. Thanks Enduracers! 🙂

  • http://simracing.in.ua Pandamasque

    Apparently yes. Also not the new reflections on all the cars.

    As none of earlier models by Enduracers had any alpha in the main texture. I wonder how was that reflective MODENA logo on the side of that Ferrari was achieved
    https://www.virtualr.net/wp-content/gallery/2414/4755133812_daec14875c_o.jpg
    :question:

  • http://simracing.in.ua Pandamasque

    Pandamasque:
    Also notE the new reflections on all the cars.

  • http://racingrenders.com F1Racer

    yeah those headlights shaders are amazing as we saw on the Supra mod. So on a mod like this should look incredible at Le Mans down the Mulsanne.

    I’m more looking fwd to the faster cars than the slower ones this time as the slower ones in this mod are like ballet dancers in their love for the pirouette.

    Should be a blast either way.

  • Shum94

    Screen 1 shows exactly why i cant stand rFactor graphics no more. Low resolution textures for grass and tarmac.

    Only Virtua_LM touch the high quality showed with GTR 2 tracks.

    I can’t wait to see Enduracers work under rFactor 2

  • http://simscreens.blogspot.com 6e66o

    Shum94: Screen 1 shows exactly why i cant stand rFactor graphics no more. Low resolution textures for grass and tarmac.Only Virtua_LM touch the high quality showed with GTR 2 tracks.

    I´m pretty sure thats a SimBin track in Screen 1.

  • riches

    Complaining about the rFactor graphics has more to with the makers of the content (in general) than with the graphics engine of rFactor.
    I must say that Endurance Series is one of the best around in any sim.
    You can make objects and textures in any resolution.
    It’s just that too many tracks are conversions from older titles.

  • Shum94

    I agree, it lacks good modders for tracks.

    I’m only sastified with virtua_lm tracks, gtr 2 track and piXsim track.

    Anyway my favorites cars are protos so Enduracer doing the Peugeot 908, i might have to go buy my setup before rF2 is out, nothing best to get back in shape.

  • scca1981

    There are a number of high quality tracks out there (a lot are not mainstream). Also look for high res texture updates. It can make a huge difference.

    Side note: Something to check to make sure your getting the best graphics possible is your config.ini. Vista/Windows 7 do not properly configure a few things. Open it in notepad and look for this…

    SystemRAM=Your total system ram
    VideoRAM=Your video card memory x1.5
    ObjDetail=1 to 5 W/5 being highest
    TexDetail=1 to 5 W/5 being highest

    So for instance my settings are

    SystemRAM=4096
    VideoRAM=2667
    ObjDetail=5
    TexDetail=5

    This made a considerable difference for me. Windows 7 had my ram at zero, objdetail at 2 and tex detail at 1. So even having all the graphic settings in the game set to full it wasn’t actually full. Remember that anytime you run the config.exe you will have to redo this.

  • LOLserver

    Of course, the very best Lemans mod releases are always great news…longing 4 it, realy 😉

    any release date?.

    BTW. RICHES MATE, I NEVER THANKED YOU FOR THE YOUR LEMANS TRACK LINK……APOLOGIES, AWESOME TRACK AND THE BEST MODERN LEMANS ATM FOR RFACTOR.

    CHEERS MATE

  • klo-che

    Funny to see you concentrate only on the modena logo when you’ve got lot of chrome on all the 908. Don’t want to disapoint you but for the F430 it’s only a texture (but seems to get a good result looking at your comment), whereas for 908 it’s a specific material.

    Pandamasque: Apparently yes. Also not the new reflections on all the cars.As none of earlier models by Enduracers had any alpha in the main texture. I wonder how was that reflective MODENA logo on the side of that Ferrari was achieved
    https://www.virtualr.net/wp-content/gallery/2414/4755133812_daec14875c_o.jpg

  • DeDios

    Shum94: I agree, it lacks good modders for tracks.I’m only sastified with virtua_lm tracks, gtr 2 track and piXsim track

    Yeah i’m totally agree with you. rFactor lacks IMHO good and accurate tracks. There are LOT of conversions, nice but not accurate at all (i mean hundreds of meters of difference than real track, wrong turns ecc). I don’t want to judge modders work, but..yeah i’d like to see more scratch built work and less conversions in rF2.
    For me is more important an accurate mesh (in terms of lenght, banking ecc..) instead accurate objects around tracks. We need accuracy in a simulation. Yes, iRacing quality with laserscanning is offlimit but..a good quality work using shots, research and google earth can be enough for to do really good work.

  • paupau

    scca1981:Something to check to make sure your getting the best graphics possible is your config.ini.Vista/Windows 7 do not properly configure a few things..

    Thanks for that 🙂

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/flaux1 Flaux

    @dedios: That really is a job-advertising *g* – but I have to agree.

    We do have two laserscanned tracks in rfactor. But F12010 for example isn’t based on laser-scans but from what I’ve heard this game has an unbelievable immersion.

    So everything we need is good photo,video,map-material and a driver that knows the track. :tongue:

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/flaux1 Flaux

    BTW: First screens looks like Dunlop-corner at Nurburgring. Dunno which version. Right?

  • http://simracing.in.ua Pandamasque

    @ klo-che. Good result indeed. The reason for my comment was that it would be unusual to use a special material or add alpha to a car just for the texture of 1 team. As far as I can remember all the 908s have that chrome-like roof.

    PS: I feel like a kid in front of a candy store waiting for it to open 😀

  • JGoenR

    Nice screens with great cars. 😀

  • DeDios

    Flaux:
    So everything we need is good photo,video,map-material and a driver that knows the track.

    exactly 🙂 Actual tecnologies (and the huge world of internet) give us lot of data,photos, and lot of more material for to do a good work. 😉

  • GeraArg

    It seems that the progress of the mod is very advanced. 😀

    scca1981: There are a number of high quality tracks out there (a lot are not mainstream).Also look for high res texture updates.It can make a huge difference.Side note:Something to check to make sure your getting the best graphics possible is your config.ini.Vista/Windows 7 do not properly configure a few things.Open it in notepad and look for this…SystemRAM=Your total system ram
    VideoRAM=Your video card memory x1.5
    ObjDetail=1 to 5 W/5 being highest
    TexDetail=1 to 5 W/5 being highestSo for instance my settings areSystemRAM=4096
    VideoRAM=2667
    ObjDetail=5
    TexDetail=5This made a considerable difference for me.Windows 7 had my ram at zero,objdetail at 2 and tex detail at 1.So even having all the graphic settings in the game set to full it wasn’t actually full.Remember that anytime you run the config.exe you will have to redo this.

    Nice tip, thanks. :sd:

  • http://simracing.in.ua Pandamasque

    @scca1981

    ObjDetail=5
    TexDetail=5
    Changing from 1 to 5 didn’t make any difference at all. (WinXP though)

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/flaux1 Flaux

    Yeah new to me, too. What does that Detail=5 change exactly? Mipmap-settings?

  • John DiFool

    “Yeah i’m totally agree with you. rFactor lacks IMHO good and accurate tracks. There are LOT of conversions, nice but not accurate at all (i mean hundreds of meters of difference than real track, wrong turns ecc).”

    Even Virtua Le Mans isn’t immune to this-both Le Mans 77/79’s Indianapolis corner is a bit too tight, as is the first lefthander in the Porsche curves.

  • dale223223

    Considering these mods are FREE I would say they are well above expectations in MANY instances.

  • DeDios

    nothing is perfect (again, Laserscanning is best way to do perfect tracks) but..of course Virtua-LM tracks are few ones IMHO who are really, really good and accurates.

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